Articles related to PAIN
DEA: “Rainbow Fentanyl” a Deliberate Tactic to Target Young People
The colorful fentanyl, known as “rainbow fentanyl,” has been identified in 18 different states and has been found in a variety of forms, including pills, powder, and blocks that resemble sidewalk chalk, according to a press release from the agency. No particular color has been found to have a higher potency through testing. According to the DEA, every shade, shape, and size should be viewed as being exceedingly harmful.
Family Medicine/General Practice September 19th 2022
MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for Recurrent Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain
57-year-old man, otherwise healthy 2 month history of recurrent abdominal pain with diarrhea A history of celiac disease that had been well controlled with a gluten-free diet 5-pound unintentional weight loss since the onset of symptoms Tissue IgA > 30x over nl What conditions would you consider in your evaluation?
Family Medicine/General Practice September 13th 2022
Supreme Court Raises Bar for Convicting Doctors of Controlled Substances Act Violations
The recent United States Supreme Court ruling raises the bar for evidence that must be shown by the government in order to successfully prosecute doctors who prescribe excessive dosages of painkillers — a huge win for prescribers.
Anesthesiology September 12th 2022
New Opioid 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl Approved Despite Abuse Concerns
Sufentanil sublingual tablet 30 mcg (Dsuvia, AcelRx), an effective novel tablet formulation of the synthetic opioid sufentanil, has been given FDA approval for the management of severe acute pain in adult patients in licensed medically supervised healthcare settings. The medication is administered sublingually in a single-dose, prefilled applicator.
Clinical Pharmacology September 8th 2022
To Poke or Not to Poke
A 66-year-old male presented with a 5-day history of progressive shortness of breath,right-sided pleurisy, and productive cough. He also has night sweats and malaise, but nofevers, chills, or hemoptysis. Review his medical history and choose your course ofaction.
Emergency Medicine August 17th 2022
Young Women and Anal Sex
Anal intercourse is becoming more common among heterosexual couples. In the US, 30-44% of men and women report experience of anal sex. There are a host ofnegative health implications, especially for women, that should be communicatedespecially so patients can make truly informed decisions.
Family Medicine/General Practice August 17th 2022